‘95 LC where is oil pressure sending unit located?

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Good morning all,

The oil pressure gauge on my 95 Land Cruiser is always pegged and I’m assuming that perhaps the connector has fallen off and is grounding. With that said, I have had no success actually finding the location of the sending unit itself to investigate, can anyone advise? Appreciate it.
 

flintknapper

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Remove the heat-shield from the forward most exhaust manifold and you will be able to see the sending unit just below it (on the oil cooler).

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Just to update the thread; neither the power or ground connectors came off the sending unit but the unit itself was incredibly rusty and the connectors were the same. Fortunately, I had purchased a new sending unit so I swapped it out and cleaned all the connectors real thoroughly with sandpaper and put a little dielectric grease on and we are back to restored oil pressure gauge operation
 

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Glad that worked out for you.

Just to add another possible reason for a (almost) pegged oil pressure gauge for anyone who runs into a similar situation in the future. I once had a faulty oil filter that was giving wonky readings on the oil pressure gauge.
Once that filter was replaced the readings went back to normal. FWIW.
 
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Just to update the thread; neither the power or ground connectors came off the sending unit but the unit itself was incredibly rusty and the connectors were the same. Fortunately, I had purchased a new sending unit so I swapped it out and cleaned all the connectors real thoroughly with sandpaper and put a little dielectric grease on and we are back to restored oil pressure gauge operation
Excellent.

Thank you for posting a 'follow up'.

So many times we never hear back from folks. Perhaps this will be of help to someone else with the same issue in the future.


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